A Florida nail salon has paid $1.75 million to a woman who sued the business after her foot was injured during a pedicure.
Clara Shellman said that during a visit to the salon in 2018, an employee cut her foot during the treatment resulting in an infection worsened by Shellman’s severe peripheral arterial disease – acondition that reduces blood flow to the limbs.
Shellman sued the salon, which is now closed, in May 2020, alleging that an employee used dirty tools and equipment that put customers at risk.
She eventually underwent a full leg amputation. “Our client suffered an amputation as a result of a trip to a nail salon, while no amount could fully compensate her for this life-altering injury, this deserved settlement will help her cover the high cost of her medical bills and her ongoing care.” Shellman’s lawyer said.
The infection and amputation brought years of hardship, including the loss of her home and ability to walk. Shellman subsequently became dependent on others and now lives with relatives, Fulmer added.